What Readers Say About
 "Residential Development Made Easy"

Apart from an industry review by Alan Midwood, a noted development expert, all the other email letter have been sent to me by readers independently, as a result of their happiness with the content of the ebook. 

Here's What Alan Midwood, author of the authoritive, "A R Midwood Report had to say about: 

"Residential Development Made Easy!" 

If any of those people currently renovating their own homes want to go to the next step and develop property from the ground up, a new book has just been published that is the perfect guide.

Written by a man with a lifetimes experience in that expensve school of hard knocks, it is packed with information that will save many $thousands.

The author, Colm Dillon has been known to me for almost thirty years, and he has finally sat down to pass on the lessons learnt from developing over a thousand units in Queensland.

Every step is detailed and there is a 'Road Map' for people who say, "What Do I Do Next." Plus a fully worked example of a project of four townhouses.

"Even successful private developers have said they wil buy the eBook," say Dillon, "because they admit to leaving a lot of money on the table over the years because thet did not have any guide."

Chapters deal with subjects like:

•How To Negotiate To Buy
•Contracts For Options To Purchase
•Selecting A Design Team
•Applying For Project Finance, etc.

The eBook is available in electronic form only and can be viewed at www.realestatedevelopmentcoach.com

Alan Midwood is a leading commentator on the Property & The Hospitality Industry. His quarterly, A R Midwood Report, (26 years) is quoted extensively by the industry, major institutions and the media.

AR Midwood Report


Comments By Readers

Dear Colm,

Two years ago, I bought the first edition of your e-book, Real Estate Development Made Easy. I can honestly say that this book has been life-changing for myself and my two partners.

None of us had any real estate development experience prior to reading your book, but with it as our guide, we were able to bring a 20-unit residential subdivision to completion, making a tidy profit in the end.

We used your book as a step-by-step guide, and it served us with the complete security of knowing that we were following the guidance of an experienced mentor. From timelines, to marketing advice, to templates for finance submission, the book was spot-on.

Without your book, we would not have been able to do this project, period. With the knowledge, experience, and profit, gained from this first project, we now have two more projects under development, with a total value of $30 million, and have another $60 million in projects in the planning stage.

We are now a recognized and established player in our local development community-- after just two years!

Thank you, Colm, for writing this book. I still refer to it. I could not imagine getting started in real estate development without it.

Al Henry


Icon Development, LLC


March 2006

Hi Colm,

Thanks for your reply email. As like most of your readers, I've completed reading "Residential Development Made Easy" over night. - It was a great read.

It felt very much like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle coming together all of a sudden - all the gaps and unknowns of property development were being filled.

Well Colm thanks for your services and willingness to help. Appreciate it. Inspiring Work!! I hope to keep in touch and possibly cross business paths in the future.


C Ly Australia

March 2006

Wow Colm,

I am truly amazed on how you can actual reply so quickly. I purchased your book to further expand on how the process of development works. I know you're busy but if you have the chance maybe I can tell you more about my idea.

Thank you,

A Aguayo

January 2006


Thank you very much for the Thank you letter you sent.

I do love your approach in the way you write to make us knowledgable, and your sincerity and goodness to share your knowledge. It comes across in a big way.

So I will take this opportunity to thank you for writing the book and at the appropriate time I would love to take the opportunity to join the various chat rooms and mentoring sessions that you provide

Many many thanks Colm. It's such a pleasure to meet someone as successful and refreshing as you.


Jillian Toney UK

January 2006


I want to thank you for taking the time to answer my question personally and not with a form letter. I understand how valuable your time is and appreciate your response.

I am new to the land development game, but I am working with someone who has extensive experience and is willing to guide me. As I move forward on this project, if it looks to be a development scenario rather than a flip scenario, I will certainly be looking to your e-book for your expertise. thanks again for the response.

M Paladino USA

January 2006

Thanks very much Colm for going to the trouble to give us your advice. We are very grateful, and it was extremely helpful. Happy New Year!

Anne and David Ross.

November 2005

Dear Mr. Dillon:

I just wanted to take the time to thank you for being there for us when we have questions.

Clearly, this is an unprecedent relationship that you have established between you and your customers and which most merchants simply are not willing to offer.

So I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and may God Bless you sir.


Marc Orellana

November 2005


Thank you very much for your detailed reply; I appreciate it. To be honest I wasn't sure what to expect went I sent my initial email to you. Again, thanks for the reply

Regards Stuart & Donna

October 2005

Thank you very much Colm. Customer Service is a very high standard in my eyes I rate you at the top. I appreciate everything and I will continue to stay in contact. I can't wait to get started on this road to success.

Thankx again,


August 2005

Greetings Colm,

Thank you very much for your personal touch. I just wanted to convey this thank you and let you know that I am likely to engage you in some interesting dialogue in the near future, but it will take a while for me to gather and express my thoughts.

Chris Errichetti

July 2005

Hello Mr. Dillon:

For the last year I have been buying and more accurately, investing in the promises of many gurus writing about Real Estate. Sadly it took me some time before realising that most of these individuals were just trying to generate another revenue stream, rather than teaching.

This week however, I stumbled on to "Residential Real Estate Development Made Easy".

Thank you for a most thorough piece of work that is truly task specific. Indeed, not only do you appear to have the talent as a developer, but I suggest your writing may surpass your former career.

I now have a "road map" to follow and material that can help with a business plan. It has taken away the fear and doubt that has haunted me for the last twelve months.

I am living in The Bahamas and feel I am now moving into a position where I can truly start a career in real estate investment.

Since there are numerous opportunities for development here, it could be that your manual is the catalyst that launches my career.

Your document is so powerful, I may very well see myself as a developer as the picture in my mind becomes clearer.

Your first instruction is to find a mentor. I know we are many miles away and the only thing we may have in common is an understanding of the game of cricket but I would be honoured if you would consider being my mentor.

Thanks again.

John M - The Bahamas

July 2005

Hello Colm,

I have read about 95% of your e-book last night and have thoroughly enjoyed it. You have put everything in laymen’s terms and easy to read English for someone like myself who is new to the development industry.

I have been searching endless hours to gain information (practical) on this topic with no success until now. I feel more aware and importantly have a fair idea now of what’s involved in say acquiring land to progressing to develop a 4-6 unit/townhouse development.

I will be reading it thru again and again while taking notes to able to retain all that wealthy information. No doubt I will have many questions to ask at a latter stage.

I would like to thank you for your wealth of knowledge and putting some direction in my future plans.


Charles Nikora Australia 

June 2005

Hi Colm,

Just received the (suggested) revised resume today.

Now in the process of updating and refining. With your invaluable guidance, and my best efforts I have total belief that it will succeed.

It is my unwaivering focus to become a property developer who is remembered for all the right reasons and you have my most sincere thanks for helping me achieve that.

Michael S. Australia 

June 2005


Thanks very much for your personal email, it is much appreciated. I read your book last night and have found it fascinating.

I wish I would have found it a little earlier, before I did exactly what you said you shouldn't do and spend a lot of money on theoretical textbooks, which read like encyclopedias. Your book certainly has opened my eyes to the process.

Chris Ulmer USA

May 2005

Hi Colm,

I printed your book yesterday and went through it and from what I did read, I think it is absolutely fantastic.

I am 22 from NZ and I am doing 2 townhouses at the moment. With your book and material as a guide I am feeling more optimistic of doing well in this business.

Its good to finally find someone that I can really relate too.

E Omar New Zealand

April 2005

Well Colm,

Thanks again for listening to my problems. You are such a kind, caring gentleman and I count my blessings daily that I have you on MY TEAM!

Not only are you the Best Real Estate Development Coach, but an incredible philosopher of life. I admire and respect your way of thinking.

Kathy Takahashi USA

April 2005

Wow Colm,

Thank you very much for all that info. I am sure glad you are on my team.

Your friend: Greg Rackup USA

April 2005


Thank you for your quick response. This is what I needed

Jerry Lewis USA

April 2005

Hi, Colm,

Your Feasibility section of your book was great.. I put it on a spreadsheet and it only took 20min with my bank to get finance. They loved the clarity of the proposal..

I've attached the proposal for your purusal...

Steve Rollings

May 2005


I love the coarse it is exactly what I was looking for God Bless you for taking the time to put it all together have been through it once and about to go through it again , again,!

Dave Treasureman USA

March 2005

Hi Colm,

Thank you so much for writing this book and for all the extra support you've showed me.

Emelio Frederick USA

March 2005

Hello Colm,

I just completed reading the book all the way through. It has given me information that I never would’ve known otherwise having not been in the development business before.

Your book has gotten me so excited to start my first project and I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that I will have additional question but I’ll reserve them until I go through the book again.

Eric Steed USA


Thanks for making your program a continued value.

Rick Dotson USA

Feb 2005


Thank you very much. I found your book to be a blue print that answered alot of the questions that I have.

I will definitely be in contact to give you further feed back in the future after I put the information that I received through your book to use.

Jason Royal USA

March 2005

Hi Colm,

No need to respond to this message, but I just want to thank you for your prompt response.

I very much appreciate your feedback, and, oh my god, I love the way your mind works, and even better, how you are able to put your thoughts into words.

I look forward to reading your future works!

Michael Cheng USA

Feb 2005


Thanks for everything and all you advice, I look forward to all your emails for more information. Really thanks Colm, you are helping kick me in the ass to go for it, and I am so happy I have someone like you who has done it to study your experience and teachings.

Student, waiting for more knowledge,

Jason V. USA

Feb 2005


Your book was good.

Greetings Harles Eastern Europe

Feb 2005


The e-book I had bought from you is very helpful so far and I'm not even finished.

Jason Wood USA

May 2005

Hello Colm,

I want to thank you for taking the time out and producing this material. Helping people like myself just starting out.

I think the wisdom contained in your eBook has undoubtedly saved me from making many mistakes - translating into not only saving $$ but more importantly saving time.

Tom Laubli Australia

Feb 2005

Hi Colm,

The kind of information you provide is excellent for the ‘would be’ developer. I work for an architectural and construction company and the kind of information you provide is precisely that which our clients consistently come in and ask about.

Gordon W Australia

March 2005

Hi Mr Dillon,

As they say over here, by way of a terriffic complement, "You're the man!

The townhouse visuals and further admonition to get out and get the feel for the property will keep me in good stead for a while.

Austin C USA  

January 2005

Hi Colm,

I am so very appreciative for the spirit in which you approach your work/contribution. Prior to receiving your e-book, I honestly had no idea how to begin my real estate development business plan.

James Barnes

January 2005


I'm in the process of putting together my first project and I really appreciate the detail in your book.


Robert Nugent USA

24 Dec 2004

Dear Colm,

It's 2:50 a.m. PST, and I just wanted to wish you and your wonderful family a very Merry Christmas!

When I count my blessings this Christmas, you are certainly at the top of my list. Your generosity in emailing your real estate book, coupled with your words of wisdom, has helped me tremedously. I can't tell you how much I value and appreciate you!

I just wanted to make sure that I wished you and yours the very best Christmas!!!

Warmest wishes,


Dec 2004

Thank you Mr. Colm,

I have read your book and I am very impressed. I am currently involved in a very small development and your book is helping me.

This is the greatest gift of all Knowledge. I have been looking for a development book for years and I finally found you.

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us the knowledge to take the next step. I hope you have a merry christmas and a happy new year

Juan Herrera USA

May 2005

Hi Colm,

I want to thank you for all you have done for me. Before I bought your e-book, I was floundering around in development, but not really knowing what I was doing.

Your e-book is the ONLY text I have seen that explains in detail, the complexity of Real Estate Development in terms I understand.

I am nearing the end of my first project and I WISH I had known at the start of the project what I know now thanks to you.

When I read your e-book Colm, it was like being led along a path. And when you said something, I would say, " Darn, so that's what I should have done."

To take me from the investigative phase to the completion phase and everything in between, was a revelation to me, because I didn't know that there was a 'process' or a 'procedure' as you say.

This step by step way you have of showing me how it all hangs together is worth its weight in gold.

But Colm, the MOST valuable part of what you did for me, is that I did not know I would get a friend/mentor as well when I bought your e-book - thank you for sharing so much.

You are the fastest email replier I have ever met. I don't know how you are able to understand where I am at on my project - thousands of miles away - get my problem and give me the answer so quickly.

I am sure you have heard the saying "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance". I've been there and done that Colm, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

You have been a one man faculty, helping me with my current development and especially with the new projects under development. Real knowledge is a real confidence builder.

Thank you so very much,

Your dedicated student,

Keith Maynard

Nov 2004


I've just completed my first pass through your book. It was just what I was looking for! Thanks for the motivation, and the knowledge to get me really started on my first real estate development project.

I'm planning to build an (x) unit development and as you said I have started building my team just like you said.

I can feel it all coming together in the next few weeks, I'm sure.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and philosophy. I really appreciate your email correspondence, giving your response to my questions.

Alan Hale, Arizona

June 2004

Dear Colm,

Wanted to take this time and let you know how I thoroughly enjoyed your book.

I am glad you kept it simply and concise, for us amateurs.

I have been doing real estate development (small) projects for the last 3 years and really realized after your book, I had no idea what I was doing for those years.

I benefited tremendously by doing your feasibility studies.

Thanks Again Mark Klonowski LaneMark Investments

Feb 2004

Hi Colm

Thanks for your reply and I am enjoying reading your book, and a lot of things are fitting into place for feasibility studies etc.

Once I started reading your book I couldn’t stop and went without sleep for 36 hours. Then took a good rest and re-reading and updating my business plan and feasibility study of where I want to build this home.

I really thank you for your time and hope to meet you in person in the near future.


Washington DC

May 2005

Hello Colm,

Absolutely fabulous, that’s all I can say. You’re a rare find, and sound like a true gentlemen.

I really appreciate the help and just to let you know, you can expect to receive a deposit to your account in about 15 minutes if I can figure out how to buy your book on line (it doesn’t look to difficult).

Again, really good speaking with you and I am very excited to read your book. I am sure it will help me greatly as I move forward with this venture.


Derek Cartier

January 2004

Hi Colm,

I purchased your ebook Colm and found it to be great for getting some clarity on a number of opportunities we are working on.

Particularly liked the simple straight forward just go and do it approach. Having been a resident in South East Queensland, I am familiar with the examples you have supplied.

Thanks again for sharing your experience for those of us who have embarked on a similar journey.


Dan Lanskey Gold Coast, Queensland

October 2004

Hi Colm,

I purchased your book. Great information. I have been a home builder for fifteen years. My first land development deal came along seven years ago.

About a year ago I decided to slow my building business down and concentrate on developing.

So far all of my deals have been subdivisions. I have four projects under my belt.

I have a project I have been working on for a year and a half and finaly purchased the property last week.

We will start excavation in November. This is by far the largest project I have put together. (xxx) single family homes and (xxx) patio homes.

I love this business. However I'm still learning every day. There always seem to be bumps in the road that we have to overcome.

Congratulations on your many successes through out the years. I sure I will be able to learn a lot from you.

Thank you,


January 2005

Thanks a lot Colm,

Keep sending me info and god bless you for the info you have provided this world with.

Donald Trump would not even write a manual like yours. haha.

I've read all of Trumps books and he's great at inspiring but his books are no manual on how to do his magic.

Thanks again Colm,




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